Reception Reading List

This list (which includes over 50 books from a wide variety of published authors) is intended to be a guide to books suitable for children in the Reception. The List, covering a range of genres, is drawn from a number of sources including teachers own recommendations; the National Literacy Strategy’s recommended texts; reading lists which have been suggested by other schools and the National Literacy Trust’s website. Some of the texts are more difficult to read than others and care should be taken when choosing those which your child might enjoy. Please discuss the books your child reads with him/her and remember that although a book might be difficult for your child to read, he/she will probably still enjoy having it read to them by an adult. Good luck reading and please enjoy together!

There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly -Adams, Pam

My Friend Bear-Alborough, Jez

The Little Red Hen-Barton, Byron

Clifford the Big Red Dog-Bridwell, Norman

Goodnight Moon-Brown, Margaret Wise

Avocado Baby-Burningham, John

Dear Zoo-Campbell, Rod

The Very Hungry Caterpillar-Carle, Eric

Tiny Seed-Carle, Eric

I Will Never Eat a Tomato-Child, Lauren

Charlie and Lola-Child, Lauren

I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato-Child, Lauren

Ten in the Bed-Dale, Penny

The Day the Crayons Quit-Daywait, Drew

The Smartest Giant in Town-Donaldson, Julia

Tabby McTat-Donaldson, Julia

Room on the Broom-Donaldson, Julia

Stick Man-Donaldson, Julia

Sugarlump and the Unicorn-Donaldson, Julia

Tiddler-Donaldson, Julia

The Snail and the Whale-Donaldson, Julia

The Highway Rat-Donaldson, Julia

The Scarecrows’ Wedding-Donaldson, Julia

What the Ladybird Heard-Donaldson, Julia

The Dinosaur that Pooped Daddy!-Fletcher, Tom

The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep-Forssen Ehrlin, Carl-Johan

Oliver’s Vegetables-French, Vivien

Stampy’s Lovely Book-Garrett, Joseph

You Choose!-Goodhart, Pippa and Sharratt, Nick

Billy’s Bucket-Gray, Kes

Barry the Fish-Hendra, Sue

Supertato-Hendra, Sue

Supertato Veggies Assemble-Hendra, Sue

Where’s Spot-Hill, Eric

Don’t Forget the Bacon-Hutchins, Pat

The Huge Bag of Worries-Ironside, Virginia

I want My Hat Back-Klassen, John

I’m a New Big Brother-Li, Amanda

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?-Martin Jnr., Bill

Not Now Bernard-McKee, David

Elmer-McKee, David

Meg and Mog-Nichol, Helen

The Book With No Pictures-Novak, B. J.

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt-Oxenbury, Helen

The Rainbow Fish-Pfister, Marcus

Shark in the Park-Sharratt, Nick

The Gigantic Turnip-Tolstoy, Aleksei

The Tiger Who Came to Tea-Tomlinson, Jill

Traditional Nursery Rhymes-Various

Traditional Fairy Stories-Various

Mr Big-Verel, Ed

The Elephant and the Bad Baby-Vipont, Elfrida & Briggs, Raymond

Farmer Duck-Waddell, Martin

The Bedtime Bear-Whybrow, Ian

The Tickle Book-Whybrow, Ian

Animal Supermarket-Zoboli, Giovanna